We often hear about ‘Learning through play’ in education, this is important for all children and especially for children living with rare disease. Children should feel safe, secure and confident to share their thoughts and feelings, and to learn through discovery. Play gives children the chance to connect with other children and adults, which is especially important for children living with rare disease, who may spend a lot of time outside the classroom. Play based learning helps children to develop self-esteem, problem solving skills and coping skills, as well as giving some children the chance to work through any trauma they have experienced while living with their condition. Play gives children the chance to grow emotionally as well as academically.
Article 29 & 31 https://www.unicef.org.au/…/Media/Our%…/childfriendlycrc.pdf